Is the reality of becoming a student starting to kick in? Here is some useful advice to guide you through your early days at Leeds Beckett. Relax though, you’ve probably been told by lots of people that ‘university will be the best days of your life
’ and we think they’re absolutely right.
Moving Into Halls
One of the highlights of student life – and you can start getting to know your future roommates now. If you’ve already booked your accommodation, take a look at our Halls of residence Facebook groups. Have a chat about who is bringing what, there’s no point all of you bringing your Game of Thrones boxsets!
Get Social With Us
Follow @leedsbeckett on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and all the usual channels to keep up to date with the latest news, information and opportunities while you are here.
Leave it at home is the best advice. You really don’t need a car to make the most of your student experience in Leeds and, due to City Council regulations, parking around campus is very limited.
W/C 19 September
Making new friends is one of the highlights of life at Leeds Beckett and our Welcome Week is the perfect opportunity to do just that. There are plenty of social activities lined up, as well as Freshers’ Fairs at our City and Headingley campuses to help you make the most of your time with us. You’ll be able to sign up for a society, find out about our sports clubs, or simply pick up a few freebies.
Remember To Enrol
Very important this one. From 22
August you will get an email asking you to enrol on Online Welcome
and you will be invited to view your induction information. Your induction information is very important as it will tell you where to go when you first arrive. Remember to bring your passport or birth certificate with you as you will need this for your ID check-in.
Start Your Course
W/C 26 September
The waiting is finally over. Enjoy studying your new course and working towards your future career. You’ll be given a Course Handbook packed with details about what’s ahead and how everything works.
It’s a great way to meet new people and make friends, do something you love or try something new. From rugby and dance, to korfball and sub-aqua, we’ve got more than 40 sports clubs. We also provide great value Sports Membership. It gives you access to our fitness centres, swimming pool, a wide range of free classes and Campus Sport programme.
Where To Go For Help
Our Wellbeing team
are professionals who can help you should you ever feel the need for support. Try their workshops throughout the year to help you stay focused and healthy. Look out for each other as well – if someone looks a little homesick, have a chat with them about it.
Food On A Card
Don’t worry, that’s not how we serve meals around here. This is a scheme that enables you to a top-up a card so that you can always afford a bite to eat in our Food Courts, campus shops and coffee bars. Take a look and see if you fancy getting involved.
Our City Campus buildings are around a 15-minute walk from Leeds Station, and there are also stations at Headingley and Burley Park that are a 10 minute walk from our Headingley Campus and Carnegie Pavilion.
Regular bus services connect all our halls of residences and other popular student areas to our City and Headingley campuses. We have a special arrangement with Yorkshire Tiger, a bus company which offer low-cost student fares, providing access to all our campus sites and most halls.
Our campuses are easy to access on foot - our City Campus is a gentle stroll from Leeds Station and many students who live in Headingley choose to walk into Leeds city centre, though there are buses available. If you’re living in Hyde Park or Burnley you’ll be positioned in between our City and Headingley campuses and both are within comfortable walking distance.
You can hire a bike from us for £35 per semester or £50 for the year (plus deposit). There are different ones to choose from and a D-lock and lights are included. We’ve provided tyre pumps and secure cycle storage on each campus too.
Apply for your NUS Card too, it enables you to get money off at many high street shops, and also ensures you can apply for a Student Rail Card and Student Plus MetroCard (buses), meaning you’ll get money off travel tickets. You should receive your Campus card at ID check-in if you have uploaded your photo on Online Welcome by 7 September. This means you will avoid queuing at one of our Student Hubs to get your card.
Once you’ve received your email inviting you to enrol on Online Welcome, please call our Hotline on 0113 812 1112 if you’re experiencing any problems and we will be able to guide you through the process. The Hotline is open from 22 August – 7 October and will be available 08:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday.
Getting A New Laptop
This isn’t something you need to do - we’ve got lots of study areas with computers. However, if you’d like your own laptop, please don’t buy Microsoft Office 365 – you can get it for free when you arrive.